Xbox One Camouflage Controller and Headset Coming in October

Microsoft announces special "armed forces" versions of the system's wireless controller and stereo headset.

A new design for the Xbox One's wireless controller and stereo headset will be made available later this year when the special edition "armed forces" options go on sale.

Microsoft announced the two new items today, both of which I find pretty slick despite not being a big fan of camo. They're functionally identical to the existing, non-camo versions, but they will cost more than what you can get those versions for.

The camo controller is priced at $65. That's the same price as the beautiful Titanfall controller, but $5 more than the suggested price of the standard version--and a full $15 more than what Amazon currently charges for it. The camo headset (which includes the stereo headset adapter) will be sold for $90, $10 more than the regular version's suggested price and $19 more than Amazon's current price for it.

The controller and headset will both ship in October. No specific date was announced, though details on a release date and preorders should be available through retailers "soon."

Are you interested in either of these items, or is there a different design you're still hoping to see released? (I've got my fingers crossed for a Halo one to tie in with The Master Chief Collection's release.) Let us know what's on your wishlist in the comments below.

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Discussion

102 comments
eyeball2452
eyeball2452

Real players have an adapter to use their mouse and keyboard. Camo controlers are for the kiddies.

tony56723
tony56723

I'm amazed that people are actually taking the time out of their day to complain about a color swap. It's a different color, how does this piss off or disappoint anybody?

senorbusyman
senorbusyman

ima buy it my fav colors are green &

black so yeah

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

I have an Xbox contoller.....


but i dont use it on an Xbox though, i bought one to use on my PC.

mattress805
mattress805

It's ironic that a little over a year ago, Microsoft was telling anyone in the armed forces that didn't have a constant internet connection to "deal with it" and say buy an xbox 360 if you don't have a constant internet connection" and "that sucks for you if you want to play on an xbox one".

simsumre
simsumre

Business logic in 2014:

Pay CEO millions per year who then decides to pay people in China $1 a day to make a controller that can be sold to people in America for $65. Fire more Americans and hire more Asians for $1 a day and buy another yacht.

JoInfo
JoInfo

Camo- The official skin of douchebags worldwide.

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

I wish both Sony and MS would think a little more outside the box. Camo controllers are pretty much standard now.

Chaz456
Chaz456

Yuck. This I do not like. Why not give us that sweet sexy white controller that everyone seems to love?? I would jump on that or for sure a special edition Halo one.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

If your living room looks like a jungle,get this equipment :-)

deadline-zero0
deadline-zero0

A simple skin is announce for a controller and headset, and some gamers find a way to whine and b**** about it. *Sigh*

mvlbr
mvlbr

Sweet!!! I'll be able to play with my Xbox in the jungle without getting caught by the enemy.

pork7
pork7

Changing controller colors is racist! All of you are racists!!!

neowarrior793
neowarrior793

last time i checked i dont play xb1 games outside in a well condensed jungle to warrant any camo on my controllers.  

rasterror
rasterror

If the sound quality is justifiable for the price, I might get the headset. I like the style a lot.

mr_nee
mr_nee

I get it. US soldiers are called boys and sons for a reason, but playing in the siege??? that is too much

Pewbert
Pewbert

This will save them!

cherublvl99
cherublvl99

90 bucks it's too high, I'll wait for Turtle Beach headsets to come out for Xbox One, then maybe I'll pay 90 bucks for a wireless one, or maybe a 5.1 one, who nows...

wallacom
wallacom

@mattress805 Actually its probably marketed for CoD, that's conveniently comes out in November.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Worst tr0ll attempt in the thread.

0/10

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

@simsumre they are pieces of sht, that make billions of dollars and only pay their workers $1 a day. Complete pieces of sht.


I mean if bill Gates took a 64 billion dollar per year pay cut (who the fck needs 65 billion a year in the first place, what a joke), he could still make a billion a year and all those workers could be on $20 an hour and the prices of the products keep exactly the same as they are now, without ANY price rises. 


I see people like Bill Gates adn Steve Jobs as complete utter pieces of dogsht. Also Bill Gates funds MONSANTO. So for those that think Gates is todays Jesus, hes funding the corporations behind GMO foods.


So i LIKE my Smart phone, i love my PC adn i love Windows 8.1, however, that doesnt excuse these CEO's from taking WAY to big a cut in their businesses. Everyone working for them in CHINA could all be having great lives. If i was a manager, id be happy with just 10 milion a year. Its a joke.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Welcome to capitalism. And you can thank Regan & Bush Jr for ruining the US economy for decades to come.

Lol @ China as a superpower - and they have republicans to thank.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

And people who protect your freedom on a daily basis.

You have any idea what the majority of the world wants to do with the US?

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Powderpuff Girls hasn't really come back as a retro thing yet.

Cronyk
Cronyk

@Chaz456 Yea, like they wouldn't release a Halo controller as soon as they release the game... I think you'll get that one.  ;)


But I agree, pretty yuck. Odd first choice of variety to offer the customers (not counting Titanfall controller)

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@deadline-zero0 Welcome to the internet. I agree though, i also see the sony defense squad has arived on scene. Still waiting for the PC elitists (they're likely updating drivers right now and will be with us shortly)

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@nazgoroth @deadline-zero0 Hi, PC gamer here, drivers up to date, using Xbox One controller with my PC, preordering destiny tomorrow, might get this headset for my X1. See, we're not all bad.

_Witchunter_
_Witchunter_

@nazgoroth @deadline-zero0 I'm exclusively PC gamer (not cause I hate consoles, I just prefer PC), but I found that hilarious. :)

Kind of sick of all three sides arguing about nonsense everywhere in comment sections.

neowarrior793
neowarrior793

@sladakrobot @neowarrior793 my brother does, technically i don't own it but its not like i cant play it.

kane6911
kane6911

@bdrtfm @Pewbert the x1 is alive and well the only two companies that are in dire stages are sony and nintendo at this point due to the fact they are bleeding money pretty bad.